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26 April 2013

Lions have second chance to secure safety

Millwall take on Nottingham Forest at The Den knowing that a win will secure Championship status for next season.
Forest, meanwhile, need the three points to maintain any realistic hopes of a Play-Off place.
Neither side come into this game in a rich vein of form.
Billy Davies' men are winless in their last six outings and without a goal in their three previous matches, whilst The Lions have won only one in six. 
On the positive side, Kenny Jackett's men can count themselves unfortunate not to have picked up a point in two of their three defeats during that spell, against Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers whilst showing great character to beat high-flying Watford at The Den ten days ago. They will need a similar display on Saturday, in the absence of key defenders Danny Shittu and Shane Lowry, if they are to complete the double over the Midlands outfit following a 4-1 success at the City Ground earlier in the season.
The Lions boss said: "Forest have some very talented players and, until recently, have rediscovered their form under Billy Davies.
On Tuesday we conceded a very poor goal from a corner and were the victims of a bad decision for the penalty, but for the most part this season we have been pretty sound defensively. We must get back to those levels and find ways to capitalise on the chances we create going forward. That is a process involving the whole team and not just the forward players."

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